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DOMAIN I — SCHOOL COMMUNITY* LEADERSHIP
Competency 001, Competency 002, Competency 003
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOW TO SHAPE CAMPUS CULTURE BY FACILITATING THE
DEVELOPMENT, ARTICULATION, IMPLEMENTATION AND STEWARDSHIP OF A VISION OF LEARNING THAT IS SHARED AND SUPPORTED BY THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY.
create a campus culture that sets high expectations, promotes learning and provides
intellectual stimulation for self, students and staff.
ensure that parents and other members of the community are an integral part of the
implement strategies to ensure the development of collegial relationships and
respond appropriately to diverse needs in shaping the campus culture.
use various types of information (e.g., demographic data, campus climate inventory
results, student achievement data, emerging issues affecting education) to develop a
campus vision and create a plan for implementing the vision.
use strategies for involving all stakeholders in planning processes to enable the
collaborative development of a shared campus vision focused on teaching and
facilitate the collaborative development of a plan that clearly articulates objectives
and strategies for implementing a campus vision.
align financial, human and material resources to support implementation of a campus
establish procedures to assess and modify implementation plans to ensure
achievement of the campus vision.
support innovative thinking and risk taking within the school community and view
unsuccessful experiences as learning opportunities.
acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of students, staff, parents and
community members toward realization of the campus vision.
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOW TO COMMUNICATE AND COLLABORATE WITH ALL
MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY, RESPOND TO DIVERSE INTERESTS AND
NEEDS AND MOBILIZE RESOURCES TO PROMOTE STUDENT SUCCESS.
communicate effectively with families and other community members in varied
apply skills for building consensus and managing conflict.
implement effective strategies for systematically communicating with and gathering
input from all campus stakeholders.
develop and implement strategies for effective internal and external communications.
develop and implement a comprehensive program of community relations that
effectively involves and informs multiple constituencies, including the media.
provide varied and meaningful opportunities for parents/caregivers to be engaged in
the education of their children.
establish partnerships with parents/caregivers, businesses and others in the
community to strengthen programs and support campus goals.
communicate and work effectively with diverse groups in the school community to
ensure that all students have an equal opportunity for educational success.
respond to pertinent political, social and economic issues in the internal and external
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOW TO ACT WITH INTEGRITY, FAIRNESS AND IN AN ETHICAL
AND LEGAL MANNER.
model and promote the highest standard of conduct, ethical principles and integrity
in decision making, actions and behaviors.
implement policies and procedures that promote professional educator compliance
with The Code of Ethics and Standard Practices for Texas Educators.
apply knowledge of ethical issues affecting education.
apply legal guidelines (e.g., in relation to students with disabilities, bilingual
education, confidentiality, discrimination) to protect the rights of students and staff
and to improve learning opportunities.
apply laws, policies and procedures in a fair and reasonable manner.
articulate the importance of education in a free democratic society.
serve as an advocate for all children.
promote the continuous and appropriate development of all students.
promote awareness of learning differences, multicultural awareness, gender
sensitivity and ethnic appreciation.
DOMAIN II — INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP
Competency 004, Competency 005, Competency 006, and Competency 007
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOW TO FACILITATE THE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF
CURRICULA AND STRATEGIC PLANS THAT ENHANCE TEACHING AND LEARNING;
ENSURE ALIGNMENT OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION, RESOURCES AND ASSESSMENT;
AND PROMOTE THE USE OF VARIED ASSESSMENTS TO MEASURE STUDENT
facilitate effective campus curriculum planning based on knowledge of various
factors (e.g., emerging issues, occupational and economic trends, demographic data,
student learning data, motivation theory, teaching and learning theory, principles of
curriculum design, human developmental processes, legal requirements).
facilitate the use of sound, research-based practice in the development,
implementation and evaluation of campus curricular, co-curricular and
facilitate campus participation in collaborative district planning, implementation,
monitoring and revision of curriculum to ensure appropriate scope, sequence, content
facilitate the use of appropriate assessments to measure student learning and ensure
facilitate the use of technology, telecommunications and information systems to
enrich the campus curriculum.
facilitate the effective coordination of campus curricular, co-curricular and
extracurricular programs in relation to other district programs.
promote the use of creative thinking, critical thinking and problem solving by staff
and other campus stakeholders involved in curriculum design and delivery.
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOW TO ADVOCATE, NURTURE AND SUSTAIN AN
INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM AND A CAMPUS CULTURE THAT ARE CONDUCIVE
TO STUDENT LEARNING AND STAFF PROFESSIONAL GROWTH.
facilitate the development of a campus learning organization that supports
instructional improvement and change through ongoing study of relevant research
and best practice.
facilitate the implementation of sound, research-based instructional strategies,
decisions and programs in which multiple opportunities to learn and be successful
are available to all students.
create conditions that encourage staff, students, families/caregivers and the
community to strive to achieve the campus vision.
ensure that all students are provided high-quality, flexible instructional programs
with appropriate resources and services to meet individual student needs.
use formative and summative student assessment data to develop, support and
improve campus instructional strategies and goals.
facilitate the use and integration of technology, telecommunications and information
systems to enhance learning.
facilitate the implementation of sound, research-based theories and techniques of
teaching, learning, classroom management, student discipline and school safety to
ensure a campus environment conducive to teaching and learning.
facilitate the development, implementation, evaluation and refinement of student
services and activity programs to fulfill academic, developmental, social and cultural
analyze instructional needs and allocate resources effectively and equitably.
analyze the implications of various factors (e.g., staffing patterns, class scheduling
formats, school organizational structures, student discipline practices) for teaching
ensure responsiveness to diverse sociological, linguistic, cultural and other factors
that may affect students' development and learning.
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOWTO IMPLEMENTA STAFF EVALUATIONAND DEVELOPMENT
SYSTEM TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF ALL STAFF MEMBERS, SELECT AND
IMPLEMENT APPROPRIATE MODELS FOR SUPERVISION AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT
AND APPLY THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT.
work collaboratively with other campus personnel to develop, implement, evaluate
and revise a comprehensive campus professional development plan that addresses
staff needs and aligns professional development with identified goals.
facilitate the application of adult learning principles and motivation theory to all
campus professional development activities, including the use of appropriate content,
processes and contexts.
allocate appropriate time, funding and other needed resources to ensure the effective
implementation of professional development plans.
implement effective, appropriate and legal strategies for the recruitment, screening,
selection, assignment, induction, development, evaluation, promotion, discipline and
dismissal of campus staff.
use formative and summative evaluation procedures to enhance the knowledge and
skills of campus staff.
diagnose campus organizational health and morale and implement strategies to
provide ongoing support to campus staff.
engage in ongoing professional development activities to enhance one's own
knowledge and skills and to model lifelong learning.
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOW TO APPLY ORGANIZATIONAL, DECISION-MAKING AND
PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS TO ENSURE AN EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
implement appropriate management techniques and group process skills to define
roles, assign functions, delegate authority and determine accountability for campus
implement procedures for gathering, analyzing and using data from a variety of
sources for informed campus decision making.
frame, analyze and resolve problems using appropriate problem-solving techniques
and decision-making skills.
use strategies for promoting collaborative decision making and problem solving,
facilitating team building and developing consensus.
encourage and facilitate positive change, enlist support for change and overcome
obstacles to change.
apply skills for monitoring and evaluating change and making needed adjustments to
DOMAIN III —ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP
Competency 008, Competency 009
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOW TO APPLY PRINCIPLES OF EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND
MANAGEMENT IN RELATION TO CAMPUS BUDGETING, PERSONNEL, RESOURCE
UTILIZATION, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY USE.
apply procedures for effective budget planning and management.
work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop campus budgets.
acquire, allocate and manage human, material and financial resources according to
district policies and campus priorities.
apply laws and policies to ensure sound financial management in relation to
accounts, bidding, purchasing and grants.
use effective planning, time management and organization of personnel to maximize
attainment of district and campus goals.
develop and implement plans for using technology and information systems to
enhance school management.
THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS HOW TO APPLY PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
TO THE CAMPUS PHYSICAL PLANT AND SUPPORT SYSTEMS TO ENSURE A SAFE AND
EFFECTIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.
implement strategies that enable the school physical plant, equipment and support
systems to operate safely, efficiently and effectively.
apply strategies for ensuring the safety of students and personnel and for addressing
emergencies and security concerns.
develop and implement procedures for crisis planning and for responding to crises.
apply local, state and federal laws and policies to support sound decision making
related to school programs and operations (e.g., student services, food services,
health services, transportation).
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